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Roadmap on structured light: 2. Vortices, natural and deliberate

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Original languageEnglish
Article number013001
Pages (from-to)4-5
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Optics
Issue number1
Early online date25 Nov 2016
DateSubmitted - 11 May 2016
DateAccepted/In press - 9 Sep 2016
DateE-pub ahead of print - 25 Nov 2016
DatePublished (current) - Jan 2017


Structured light refers to the generation and application of custom light fields. As the tools and technology to create and detect structured light have evolved, steadily the applications have begun to emerge. This roadmap touches on the key fields within structured light from the perspective of experts in those areas, providing insight into the current state and the challenges their respective fields face. Collectively the roadmap outlines the venerable nature of structured light research and the exciting prospects for the future that are yet to be realized.

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This is a contribution to a much longer article which is written in several sections, each with different authors. The main editors are H Rubinsztein-Dunlop and A Forbes.

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  • Optical vortices, structured light

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